Fr. Sam Morehead's Bio
Fr. Sam was officially installed as pastor of All Souls Parish on July 19, 2015.
I come to you as a Colorado native, who has been blessed to have been born, raised, educated and formed for the priesthood in the Archdiocese of Denver. That said, you will also quickly learn how English I am, as my family is of British extraction within the last century and still has relations in the United Kingdom. All told, I am equally at home in the heart of the Denver-metro area as in the pristine English countryside.
Born in Boulder, I grew up in Berthoud, the 'Garden Spot of Colorado', on a little farm. After graduating Berthoud High School, I attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, where I studied broadcasting journalism and English. As I was intensely discerning the priestly vocation all throughout these years, I left CU after my junior year so to enter the seminary. I never looked back. For seven years, I was formed for the priesthood at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver. On May 12, 2012, I was ordained a priest by Bishop James Conley.
For the last three years, I have been fortunate to serve among three parishes in the northern parts of the Front Range. For the first two years, I was Parochial Vicar of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Loveland. During this time, for one year, I also served as the youth minister of the parish. As the pastor I served with in Loveland was assigned away from the parish after these two years, I was asked to assume the post of Administrator Pro-Tem for over six months. Then, for the last half-year, to fill a vacancy that arose, I was serving as the administrator of two other nearby parishes, St. John the Baptist in Johnstown and St. Nicholas In Platteville.
Ten years ago this autumn, when in my first year of seminary and assigned to All Souls School for pastoral work every Thursday afternoon, I could never have imagined that I would return a decade later as a young priest for my first pastorate. Yet, God is full of surpises!